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    WHich universities would let you in with CCC?
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    (Original post by felamaslen)
    I wouldn't get in to my preferred or my insurance university.
    ..then you're a silly eijit for not picking an insurance aren't you.
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    It depends on the subjects.

    If you did, say, Sociology, Psychology, Media, ("soft subjects") I'd say AAA was the minimum for 'good'.

    WIth harder stuff e.g. History, Economics, Computer Science, I'd say AAB.

    With the hardest subjects, i.e Maths/Natural Sciences, I'd say ABB was good.
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    I'd say anything above A*A*AA is good. Personally I got A*A*A*A and am predicted another A* but I would be pleased with 2 A*s or more.

    I think that 4 or more A Levels are more impressive than grades anyway. I'd be more impressed with A*AAA than A*A*A as it would take a lot more work.
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    Personally, I would say (from the universities perspective) that most unis wouldnt think below ABB was any good. Is that just me?
    However, Im predicted A*A*A*A
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    ABB+, honestly having an A or A* does not show that you know the content better than someone with a B, only that you can put it down in the way that the examiner wants it to be.
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    There is no objective standard. You can only perform relative to your own potential and ability.

    I am happy with my results.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    ..then you're a silly eijit for not picking an insurance aren't you.
    Whut? My insurance is York... or at least, in all likelihood will be.
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    A*AA+ is good but personally, I would be gutted with 2A*s or less; my aim is to get 3 A*s and an A (already have a guaranteed A* for Maths).

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    It'll depend on your aim and ability in that subject, and your target for your subject and uni choice.

    Aim could be A*, your ability might get you there but if you don't put in the work, then you might come up with a B, likewise for lower grades on less enjoyable subjects.

    For me, I'd have liked 1 or 2 grades above the target grades required in my uni choice.

    If I don't think I've reached my potential in one, it may still be good, just very close.
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    Personally speaking, I'd be happy with A*A*A, although I'm predicted three A*'s because I know exams can go badly from time to time, but if I got less than that I'd probably be disappointed because I'd feel like I hadn't reached my best potential and I like to feel like I've done as well as I can

    Then again, I suppose no matter what anyone gets, if you've worked as hard as you can then you should be happy, although I guess that's easier said than done
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    CCC is good for somebody who wants a non-average job but isn't too bothered about quality.

    BBB is good for somebody who wants to go to a decent university.

    AAA is good for somebody who wants to go to a good university.

    Everyone has different standards - I would say you have done well if you work to 80% of your daily capacity, and have time for a good social life. Someone who leaves everything until the month before the exam and gets A*A*A*A* has not necessarily done well.
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    (Original post by qr95)
    CCC - good
    BBB - GOOOD
    AAA- GOOOOOOOD
    A*A*A- WOW

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    Aiming for A*A*A*A*
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    (Original post by emilysmith268)
    WHich universities would let you in with CCC?
    There are more than a handful who would. Some will let you in with Es, or maybe no A-levels at all. I would heavily avoid them though.


    BBC grades or higher would probably be enough to secure a pretty good career without needing to go to university. There are plenty of decent university courses with those requirements too.

    ABB is probably the area for getting onto a lot of "high end" university courses if you wish to study and progress into a career that way.


    Ultimately, the best results are the ones you work hard for. If it gets you where you need to be, then you've succeeded.
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    (Original post by PeaceTreaty)
    Umm, great, good and bad are all generic words, what are you talking about Einstein? I think the word you're looking for is okay/not bad, not good since good is a positive word, ****.
    Im sorry if you think D is okay its your opinion. I can say my opinion anything lower than a three C is useless if I knew id get DDD before going college I wouldn't of went.
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    (Original post by qr95)
    Im sorry if you think D is okay its your opinion. I can say my opinion anything lower than a three C is useless if I knew id get DDD before going college I wouldn't of went.
    Umm what? I've been saying the complete opposite. A C (at best) is okay with a B barely being good. You're saying a C is good and a D is bad... so you're basically saying a "D+" is okay.
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    Whatever grades allowed you to do you what you were aiming for after sixth form/college.
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    (Original post by PeaceTreaty)
    Umm what? I've been saying the complete opposite. A C (at best) is okay with a B barely being good. You're saying a C is good and a D is bad... so you're basically saying a "D+" is okay.
    anyone who gets aaa or aaab and above , that's considered good results , I don't think abb oor even aab is that good
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    Personally think AAB or above are good results.
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    I think its largely dependent on the context of the student.

    If they goes to a shoddy school, where the students have more police cautions than gcses, then grades like BBB i think would be very good.

    Whereas someone who went to those largely renowned schools, may be highly disappointed if they got AAB. Likewise if someone with 10 A*s at gcse.
 
 
 

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